20 December 2014

Fixing Tab in Xubuntu 14.04

One thing that was really annoying me was that on my Xubuntu 14.04 server, tab would switch windows by itself without holding alt. This was messing up my tab completion and putting tabs in files when using one of my VNC sessions.

After a bit of googling, I came across this forum which had other users experiencing the same problem: http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-1771058.html

The solution was simple.
  1. Edit this file: ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts.xml
  2. Find this line:
  3. Change it to this:
  4. Restart any session including VNC ones

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